King is thought to be a 6 year old , 13.5 lb shih tzu mix .. He sports a jet black  coat with a splash of white on his chest . He is current on his shots, micro chipped , neutered and on heartworm prevention. He has a fun personality and engages with other dogs. He is working on his housetraining skills, good on a leash , and is a barrel of laughs .

To welcome King to your hear and home, please submit your application

Thanks to Sandy Paws Spa for the fresh groom !

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Ginger is a super cute 9 year old , 14 lb , terrier mix . She is current on her shots, micro chipped, spayed and one heartworm prevention. To add to her charm she has a quirky ear ! . She is very gentle and sweet and appears to be house trained. She doesn’t seem to interact with other dogs . She is good on a leash and loves her human !

To welcome Ginger to your house and home, please submit your application !

Thanks to the Hairy Hound for the fresh groom !

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Beaux is a darling 14.5 lb 6 year old terrier mix .. He is current on his shots , micro chipped, neutered and being treated for heartworm . He loves his walks! He is a happy easy dog that likes other dogs and good with the human species too!  He appears to be housetrained !! We are accepting applications for Beaux , for loving reliable pet parents , that live within an hour drive to our vet in Palm Harbor to get him to his TIME AND DATE  sensitive treatment appointments .

Please educate yourself about heartworm before submitting your required application.

Thanks to Sandy Paws Spa for the fresh groom

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Shiloh is thought be be a 23lb , 14 month terrier mix . He is current on his shots , micro chipped, neutered and on heartworm prevention. For being a new arrival, he is good with the housetraining , very friendly with people , and smart . He doesn’t really want to share , his human with other dogs , so let consider him best as an only child . He certainly is a happy dude !

To welcome Shiloh to your heart and home , you must complete an application .

Thanks to The Sandy Paws Spa for the fresh groom !

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Chester is 10 lbs of HAPPY ! His tail doesn’t quit ! He is some sort of chi mix and is only a year old ! He is current on his shots, micro chipped,  neutered and at 1 year old has already been successfully treated for heartworm. That is a lot in just a year , but his personality just sparkles ! He appears to be good with other dogs and loves humans. Add a little joy to your life and submit your application for Sparkles.

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An update on Wilbert “Willie”





UPDATE Sept 8th

Willie had a follow-up vet’s appt today.  He’s doing great. Looking great and has lost about 2-3 pounds on his “diet” and more active life…+ 2 walks a day!

He will need to continue his health regime and lose another few pounds.

This is a great little dog that wants to be with you all the time.  He gets along great with other dogs and people.

He is Not good with cats….wants to chase and harass them

He’s just adorable and loving.

Apply for Wilbert today!  He would be a Great addition to any home.

A few months ago , Wilbert had it all !!  Beloved friend and companion and more food than necessary . He was boarded , while mom went to the hospital . His mom passed away , and the little guy was abandoned at the boarding facility, until the paper trail could be sorted out . With that now in the past, he is looking to share his love of humans with a new forever family.

Wilbert is thought to be 10 years young and a “bulky” 18+/- lbs.

He is a darling poodle with great house manners , great on a leash , and instinctively can find the refrigerator, and keen hearing responds to the sound of a chip bag.

He starts a new diet and exercise program today !  He is current on his shots , micro chipped, neutered , had a dental and on heartworm prevention . He is really in great health and has so much to offer a new adoring family !

To welcome willy to your heart and  home please submit your application.

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Candy Cane /Largo

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Hey Candy Cane is the name, snuggling is the game. I love, love, love my human. I came to VIP Rescue, as owner surrender,  blind and 13 years old. VIP had one of my nasty painful eyes removed, and I feel like a champ.  I get really excited when I hear my foster Mom’s voice when she gets home. I love being next to you! I am a senior of 13 years, but in poodle years that’s nothing.  I’m up to date on my shots, micro chipped, spayed, had my dental and bonus HOUSEBROKEN. You just have to guide me to the door, and take me out a couple of times a day.  I prance in the yard like the stunningly beautiful perfect poodle that I am. My only flaw, honestly, is that I’m blind.  But please don’t let that stop you from considering me as an addition to your family. I will show you everyday how big my heart is and how much I am capable of.  I’m an over comer! Please apply at if you are interested in making me part of your family.  I’ll be waiting for my angel.

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Bach /Myakka City

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Bach is thought to be a 9 year old 12 lb poodle.He is current on his shots , micro chipped, neutered and  on heartworm prevention
Bach was very sick when he came to us. He had an infection in his liver as well as heartworms. both have been taken care of. We feel he was mistreated, he doesn’t like loud noises or yelling. He is very timid but warms up with love and kindness. he loves to cuddle when you are laying down. He needs to be in a one dog family with an experienced owner. He is potty trained and loves to run in the fenced yard.
We are guessing he’s about 9 years old. He needs you to help him become the sweet, loving dog he can be. Send in your application for this diamond in the rough.


Raven/ Clearwater

I arrived to rescue emotionally broken. Some thing along the way made me terrified of humans, I am Raven , a one year old, 14 lb scottie mix. In my fear of humans, I appear to be aggressive but really , I am just protecting the little space around me. My foster mom , has been working with me and , once I get to know you I am a snuggle buddy. I have had all my shots, neutered, micro chipped and on heartworm prevention. I love to play fetch, watch TV with my foster mom.. I am really good on a leash and take my business out side.I am great with out dogs .  Some one stole my , good first impression. Are you willing to win my trust ?  You will need to love me for my good looks to start with . So pack your patience and we can be best friends !I am best suited for an experienced pet parent
If you want to meet , you need to submit your application !
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Mambo/Myakka City


Mambo is a goof ball. That said he will follow you anywhere, he wants to be near you all the time. He had the worst ear infection we had ever seen. They did remove his right ear but he was finally pain free. He is deaf. but it does not hold him back. He is potty trained as long as he gets out often. He is good on a leash and rides well in the car. He loves people and gets along with other dogs and cats. We think he is about 9 years old with a touch of arthritis. His favorite time of day is breakfast and dinner  and nap time. he dogs play with his toys. If you are looking for a quite loving companion, here he is.

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If clown was a breed , there would be no need to describe Mambo’s personality . But since it is not , his sparkling personality prevails ! He is goofy  and fun ! Simply a delight to be around. He is thought to be 9 years young and 23 lbs of love . He is current on his shots, micro chipped, neutered, had a dental and on heartworm prevention.Before his arrival to rescue life, was not kind to Mambo. Neglect of a major ear infection ,left him with having to have the ear removed . Has not changed his personality ! He does have some hearing loss, He has a little dry eye and a touch of arthritis. Mambo is an inspiring companion pet , simply full of fun , after what life dealt him. He is super friendly , good with other dogs , good on a leash too !

Just look at that face , big brown eyes , and a smile for all .  He is waiting to meet you , so submit your application !


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Solara /Largo

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Solara, or “Solli”, as we call her, is a Super smart little dog!

She’s been through about 8 weeks of training and is picking up almost all without a hitch. She is still working on some things.

She is very fearful of people.

She gets along with other dogs just fine and cats too. She just takes some time getting used to new people.

But she is totally capable.  Friends that come, have seen her go from Mad dog…to Angel Dog…with just a little time, patience and treats….lol

This girl loves food and it’s a great motivator in her training. But she’s been known to steal food off plates if not watched carefully…LOL!!

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“Solli” needs a home with a lot of patience and an owner that is willing to work with her to find her trust of people.

Solara is a darling  member of the ”What is that breed club?”  She is most likely terrier /long hair chi.

She is a tiny 8 lbs 7 year old.

She is current on her shots, micro chipped, spayed, had a dental, and is on flea and heartworm prevention .

 She has a sweet personality , but reacts fearfully to new people, especially men.  

She loves to hang out with you on the couch or whatever room you’re in..

Once she has your trust, she is an Excellent companion.

She is waiting for your application, so you can meet her!

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Jolly is approximately 10-12 years old.  He completely blind but finds his crate after eating and walking around a little.  He sleeps ALOT, but does like to be in your lap. He is up to date on shots, microchipped, neutered and has had dental, at which time he lost most of his teeth.    I’m so grateful that VIP Rescue saw past my age, my blindness and gave me a chance to know that human touch feels good, a dry warm bed is so nice to sleep in and food every day twice a day. My past was really horrific. Earn your badge of honor by adopting a Senior dog.  Sure no one knows how much time I have left, but just a chance to be loved and safe is all I ask for.  There are several seniors on our site, so if I’m not your forever senior please go to and check us out.  The best love, is the love of a senior dog.

To welcome Jolly to your heart and home please submit your application !

Thanks to Karen at the Mutt Hut for the fresh groom !

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Eliza/Myakka City




Eliza Doolittle has lived up to her name. This beautiful girl now barks at visitors at the door, tries to play with other dogs and just wants to be a member of a family who will love her and whom she can love with all of her big heart. She still needs to put on weight, but what lady doesn’t like to hear the words “Time for a treat”?’ Her medical notes say she’s a roughly 12-year-old, apricot, miniature poodle who needs a dental and a spay and who has a heart murmur. What they don’t say is that she’s beautiful, she’s feisty, she loves to walk, be petted and sit on laps, she travels well in a car and  is quiet when she needs to be, yet playful when she’s encouraged. And the biggest and best thing they don’t say: She’s as sweet as she is beautiful – maybe even sweeter. She is current on her shots , micro chipped, heartworm negative, and spayed.


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